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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Villareal €€ - €€€ Barbecue, ,
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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“chicken” (38 reviews)
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Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Two years ago we visited Tamarindo for the first time and the highlight of our trip was Black Stallion Cafe and Surf Saloon. When the opportunity to return came up, we jumped on it and we booked it so that we could celebrate my daughter's...More

Thank Olga P
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the super great review.Having a family like yours is a huge pleasure.So nice to see the girls zipping & enjoying the horses and really exploring the ranch.Happy to see you all loved our BBQ dinner. We enjoyed the songs with...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a morning zipline and lunch online. Alex picked us up at our hotel and took us to the ranch. The First part of the adventure was ziplining. The guides were terrific. They gave us a mini training course before starting out. I was...More

Thank Nadine H
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Pleasure having you on the ranch for zip & lunch.We had more tropical rain,so the jungle is now amazonian green & the animals are very happy.From now until thanks giving the jungle is buzzing with birds & howler monkies, plenty of nature to see on...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've been to Black Stallion twice and I will continue to visit every time I'm back in the tamarindo area. The scenery is breathtaking- great zip lining, horse back riding, and atving, and you absolutely cannot beat their barbecue. Alex is amazing and his staff...More

Thank Casey N
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing us for you very important 21st. Birthday.You guys are so great it was a pleasure having you enjoying the ranch.We always say ' no stress on the menu' When you come to Costa Rica you leave the stress behind & relax.Loved...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this little treasure while passing through Tamarindo, and met Alex and his staff. Wow - what an extraordinary experience! The setting is gorgeous, with beautiful views. A nice relaxing pool and friendly farm animals make the setting very relaxing. The staff are...More

Thank Mike H
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pleasure to meet you and the family.Yes,you definatly want to get out and about and see the area.Zipping and riding on Black Stallion you get amazing views & get to feel like tazan on the zipline,flying in the jungle.Thanks for being flexible with the timming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this for the ATV/Zip-line/dinner and would highly recommend it to anyone!! By far the best dinner we had in Costa Rica!! Nancy did a wonderful job on the food, hard to say what was the best because everything was so good and lots...More

Thank elit949
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the fab review,we appreciate.Very happy to see you loved the ranch & the rustic BBQ dinner,we do cook up a tropical storm & have fun while doing it. We are all about creating the best time for you & timming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our day at black stallion was amazing! My girlfriend and I booked an ATV/zip line tour and it couldn't be more perfect. When we got to the ranch, Alex the host, allowed us to ride the horses to the top before we zipped down the...More

Thank Alex K
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review & great to have you both lovin life on the ranch.The month of May is mellow low season, so very relaxed & a beautiful amazon green jungle to zip in.Happy to see you enjoyed the ATV conchal tour & our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date of visit: April 22, 2017 We had a fantastic day and Alex and team made all the difference. The Black Stallion Ranch (1500 acres) offers a 9 platform zip line, horseback riding, ATV tours and a unique, and delicious dinner. It was my first...More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review,we appreciate mucho amigos.Glad to read you enjoyed zipping in our jungle, always fun with our guides Marco whos Mr.Pura Vida! Horacio & Danny all Costa Rican gents loving the eco laid back life. Booking the combo tours online you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may have been a little harsh with regards to my review of Black Stallion. Although I stand by what I wrote, after calming down, I realized I focused way to much on the negative. Understanding things happen, I should have focused a little more...More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review.Yes,it's a challenge doing bisiness in Costa Rica & in May the beginning of the rainy season u will be amazed how the weather can switch.Cell phones dont work,internet goes down & it can pour cats,dogs & elephants.So being flexible with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the BBQ with 30 people. There was plenty of space for everyone and there was others there not in our group as well. They were very accommodating and there was plenty of food that was delicious. It was so much fun there...More

Thank MegDD1
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Amigos it was a pleasure having you all, glad to see you enjoyed the evening we love doing events & special occasions, always delicious,fun & relaxed pura vida life style.Thanks for choosing Black Stallion,we look forward to seeing you soon.Cheers!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I couldn't find a complaint about this place if I tried. The horseback riding was awesome, the BBQ was AMAZING, and the atmosphere of this place was actually the highlight of our trip. Alex and his staff go above and beyond to make this experience...More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola, what a great time,such a pleasure having you all. So great you got 1st.place In Costa Rica Gym Champs.Wow,fantastic....stuff! you are all an inspiration.Pls.post a few pics of the ride into the jungle.Next year we can do the evening in the new rancho &...More

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macyeve
We booked for ATV/zip/BBQ for Wednesday, march 8, 2017. Can you pick us up at our hotel? Hotel Arco Iris in Tamarindo?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Yes we can best to zip in the morning or earley afternoon then ATV @ 3 pm then BBQ we will e mail u - thanks Pura Vida!
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Robert W
We would like to make reservations for the Friday evening BBQ on Friday March 3, 2017 for a group of 8 adults. Is there transport available to / from Daria / Tamarindo?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi thank you for contacting us.Yes we can pick u up in Tamarindo Direa Hotel no prob.We will BBQ up a great evening for u. Pls.let us know if its a special b-day or event. Pura Vida Amigos!
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jenifer2015
What is the youngest age permitted to drive the ATV?
22 June 2016|
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Response from rodthelmick | Reviewed this property |
I believe 16. We had younger kids age 10, 11 and they had to ride with us
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
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Description
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is
" Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance.
We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good.
We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !
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